Stretching increases flexibility and efficiency in the muscles.  Take it to the floor to promote deeper relaxation and reinforce proper spinal alignment.


Quadricep Stretch (left)

Lying face down, hold onto one foot to stretch the front of the thigh.  Draw navel to the spine and reach your tail bone under.  Hold for 3-5 long breaths.  Repeat on the other leg. 

A more intense, kneeling quad stretch is shown at right.  Be sure to use padding under your knee.